Jazmin – Bronx

I have been working as the Assistant Director at Ivy League Early Learning Academy in the Bronx since Oct. 2013. I have worked in the childcare field since 2009. I began working as a Lead Counselor for children ages 5-12 years old. In 2012, I worked 2 positions as an Office Assistant for an Early Childhood Program in the mornings and was a Lead Teacher for an After-School program for Grades K-1st in the afternoons. I as well was a Substitute for the Bilingual Preschool classroom.  During the summer sessions, I was a Lead Teacher for both a Kindergarten Prep Class and First Grade Prep Class. I as well did one-on-one tutoring for various ages, and for the Gifted and Talented Tests.


Amanda Cfika – Manhattan

I have been working with children for over 10 years, 3 of which includes teaching at Ivy League in the preschool room. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from St. Joseph’s College and am currently pursuing my Masters in Literacy in Education at Queens College.

Kristy Roy – Deer Park

My name is Kristy Roy and I am happy to be a member of the team at Ivy League Deer Park. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over 12 years. Prior to joining Ivy League, I served as the Director of Education for a private preschool in Manhattan. I started my career as an Assistant Teacher with infants and toddlers then worked as a Curriculum Coordinator for a childcare center. I have been a CDA Advisor and Mentor, helping early childhood professionals pursue higher education and credentials in the field. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I was born and raised on Long Island and am very happy to be working here again.

Michele Pompeo-Gatens – Staten Island

I joined the Ivy Prep family five years ago as an assistant teacher and now I’ve become the director. I absolutely love being a part of Ivy Prep. I began my teaching career at the College of Staten Island and completed my bachelor’s degree. I then went to further my education at Touro College where I received a dual Master’s degree, as well as, a dual teaching certificate by New York State for Education and Special Education. I joined the Department of Education in 2015 to begin student teaching. In January, 2016 I became a substitute teacher. When the opportunity presented itself to become the director here at Ivy Prep I couldn’t come back fast enough! Since I was young, I’ve always had a passion for children and wanted to help them learn. Here at Ivy Prep, I have had the opportunity to help and watch children grow and learn every day, and also have been able to begin to form and maintain a personal relationship with each child, and their families too. I look forward to continuing my career here at Ivy Prep.

Heidi Caro – Bayside

I’ve been in the Education field for 5 years. I provided Setss services from grades 1-6 for three years. I also have worked in Early Childhood for the last two years. I received my bachelors at Queens College in 2002. I received my Masters in General  and Special Education 1-6 at Touro College In  2013. I also received my extension in early childhood at Touro College in 2016.

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